Bensational wrote:Lol, the only time Pepe has praise or compliments for other players is when he's using them in a comp to **** on our players. But if we suggest trading for that player he quickly finds a way to walk back anything positive he's said about that player.
lol i didn't post a word for like last 4 pages on this topic and i'm still getting qoutes
I think i just like players who know what they can't do and have strong negative feelings about players who use live games to try new things.
For example, if player is working on his pull up jumper shouldn't he try it at workouts instad of games before he is 100% comfortable with it?
Marucs Morris shot 6 pull up jumper a game while shooting 42% eFG from them, on same team Reggie Jackson was adding 5 more shots with same, miserable results. IT was 3 years ago. Spoiler alert, there was not point before or after that year where they were good pull up shooters. So logic question becomes: why shoot if you can't?
As far as Cole goes there are 2 major develomental things that have to happen to him in order to him to become anything more than backup:
1) playamking and having control of offsne, cutting turnovers, engaging teammates, trusting the pass and controling pace
2) shot efficiency, shot selection and understanding that there might be better alternatives from him taking bad shots
He has that strong attitude and mentality, and on positive note it's great thing for confidence, but on other side it's hard to teach player with such attitude and they tend to think they know everything already.
At college level his coach was non other than Roy Williams, guy who won over 800 college games in his life. Guy who did not have negative W-L record in last 17 years. Yet he could not control Cole as Cole was highjacking offense.
Granted, North Carolina roster was NOT good, but once again, it's not excuse for player to take terrible shots and play heroball.
Most people like Trae Young, and granted he had smooth transition in NBA, but you can't tell me that him shooting 40 footers for no reason will ever work in playoffs. It won't. It's complete waste of possession and does nothing for offense, offensive rythm or team spirit. If anything, it just makes his teammates that much angrier on him because he just took 10 of last 15 shots and now he is hoisting shots from half court and he is expecting them to bail his little *** on defense? I don't think so. Lillard is AMAZING scorer, he basically never did jack **** in playoffs because of similar attitude.
During Lillard era Blazers passed first round of playoffs grand total of TWO times. Witch means Jokic and Murray who are like 24 years old, already brought more sucess to their team than " amazing Dame time, show stopper Lillard" ever did. Why? Well, they DON'T pretend basketball is NBA 2K, they know wide open corner 3 from Jeremy Grant and contested half court shot have same base value 3 points. One just has 42% chance of going in, other has 30% . And there is nothing to gain but some 13 years old boy yelling Dame time at screen and some ESPN moron wetting his pants. 3 days later Dame time is over and Lilard goes home after first round. Slow motion Jokic is playing second round
Kawhi is best example of player who is as boring as it gets yet one of most effective players. Good basketball should be boring, it should be cerebral, it should be movment with purpose, it should be picking defense,reading what they offer and reacting. In NBA half of the teams don't even know how to execute proper half court set. It's laughable how poor some teams are because of it in playoffs. We had professional nba team that didn't know how to play against zone month and half ago.